Skip to comments.MCSO: Former inmate falsely reported assault by detention officers (Sheriff Arpaio)
Posted on 08/03/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT by donna
PHOENIX -- Maricopa County sheriff's detectives have submitted charges against a former inmate for false reporting to law enforcement officers.
The charges stem from reports that Kolton Clark, 18, had been assaulted by detention officers while incarcerated in the Fourth Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix.
Clark was taken into custody in July on two counts of misdemeanor assault then released on a $200 bond shortly after being questioned.
Detectives began an investigation after receiving information that Clark's family was concerned that he had been beaten, tased and Maced by detention officers while inside an isolation safe cell at the jail.
According to MCSO spokesman Officer Christopher Hegstrom, a review of the surveillance video of Clark's time at the jail did not show any incident relating to a use of force by detention officers.
Hegstrom said recorded conversations between Clark and his mother indicate that he received the injuries during a physical dispute that he was involved in leading to his arrest and also that he was pepper sprayed by a security guard in his apartment complex.
Clark can be heard in recorded telephone conversations with his mother planning to use the assault story to "prove a point" and to "pull the racial card" against Sheriff Joe Arpaio in order to obtain a large monetary settlement, according to the sheriff's office.
At one point, Clark's mother told him that she had spoken to "high profile attorneys" who explained such a settlement may be worth as much as $4 million.
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I guess the Ambulance-Chaser Lawyer bought a losing “Litigation Lotto” ticket on THIS one, so taxpayers won’t be gouged with multi-million dollar attorney fees.....
There is a part of this story that is missing. A democrat running for County Sheriff against Sheriff Joe was the one who bailed him out of jail. I am trying to find more details but this was (surprisingly) a story that ran in the Arizona Republic just a few weeks ago.
Was his name Eric Holder? Sounds like he thinks just like him...
I rarely post here so first of all so I don’t know how to link an article! Second of all even if I did I don’t know if azcentral.com can be linked. The article is from 07/27/12 if someone could help out! Maybe I should change my tagline to “sometimes dumb-but not blonde”. It really is interesting the lengths some will go to to try and smear and utlimately get Joe out of office.
If you want to post a link in a comment just go to the web page you want to link to, click on the URL at the top of the page to highlight it, then right-click and choose “Copy link location” (or whatever the similar choice is for your browser). That puts the link on your “clipboard” and then when you click to “Post reply” to somebody you just right-click and choose “Paste” and it will paste the link into your comment.
Or were you wanting to post a new thread that links to an article?
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Sheriff Candidate Bails Out Inmate Who Claims Jail Guards Beat Him; MCSO Calls B.S. and Arrests Him Again
An inmate was recently bailed out of the Fourth Avenue Jail by Democratic Maricopa County Sheriff candidate John Rowan, after the inmate told his family he’d been beaten by jail staff.
I hope they all rot in hell...including the dimwit that bailed him out.
All I can say is Joe is an upstanding American..If you live in AZ, we are quickly approaching a lock and load moment. Unless we defeat the Marxist at hand at the ballot box..then all bets are off. Just look at the Marxist that have control of Tucson...Conservatives, your investment in RE here, be careful and suspect.